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Bit of An Update…

… and all that. Finished the first draft of an outline for the next Jao novel and sent it to senior author Eric Flint.  We don't have a contract for it yet, so this is all preliminary and "on spec" so to speak, but I believe when the sales figures for The Span of Empire […]

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The State of Reviewing

I know a lot of writers get really worked up about reviews and reviewers, stressing over the quantity and ratings level as if they were a factor in the welfare of the universe.  I've seen some writers go ballistic over a single poor rating, or get in flame wars with reviewers or other writers about […]

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A Contest! A Chance at a Freebie! What Have You Got to Lose?

https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/dc49d12a9db1f657 A giveaway of a free ebook of The Muse of Music.  Try it!  You'll like it! D

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I’m Back!

Okay, this is going to be a pretty mammoth update. First of all, major apologies for disappearing, but the host of my website had to make some technical updates late last year, and in the process of doing so, my website package got somewhat discombobulated, and long story short, it took a while to get […]

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Declaring a Wrap

So. I am declaring the first draft of "Fire, Salt, and Blood" to be completed at 179,275 words.. Huzzah! There will undoubtedly be a second draft, and probably even a third. They will not take nearly as long to produce. I really hope I can keep the final file within 180,000 words. However, I am […]

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Recent Interview

Did a phone interview with Tony Daniel from Baen today. It will appear on this Friday's Baen podcast. Tony discussed the practice of collaboration with me and with Joelle Presby, David Weber's co-author on the forthcoming "The Road to Hell". We both have collaborated with major authors, and our most recent works were both produced […]

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Connecting

I'm very dilatory in mentioning that I had a post go up on Fictorians.com on June 26.  I was on the road at the time, and didn't have reliable internet access.  I'll try to plan better in the future. Anyway, it deals mainly with aspects of connecting and professionalism, and you can read it here. D

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Good news tonight!

Just got a royalty statement from Baen. 1635: Music and Murder sold 1156 copies between 1/1/2014 and 6/30/2014. That makes over 3600 copies of the ebook sold in the first nine months of publication. Respectable, I believe. D

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As the year draws to a close…

Well, I look back and see that I haven't been a diligent about posting here as I should have.  Sorry.  I'll try to do better in 2015. It's been a good year, writing-wise.  Sales of 1635: Music and Murder and 1636: The Devil's Opera, which were both published around October 1, 2013, continued strong into 2014, […]

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News Update

Royalty statement received from Baen.  1636: The Devil's Opera sold over 6300 copies of the hardback edition between 10/1/2013 and 6/30/2014.  It also seems to have sold about the same number of e-book editions in the same period.  This is good. Just finished a post for Fictorians, scheduled for Dec 26 at the moment. Major […]

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